Greeting from the Director
The Power Supporting the Medicine of the Future
l was appointed as the Director of CRIETO in June, 2013. The mission of CRIETO is to promote clinical research and trials at Tohoku University Hospital as well as life science R&D at Tohoku University, from early stage of planning to final stage of clinical trials, aiming for their clinical applications. Furthermore, we also aim to support clinical research and trials throughout the Tohoku region and to develop human resources. In addition to our CRIETO, the life science research has now been expanding in Tohoku University, including the United Centers for Advanced Research and Translational Medicine (ART) of the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, the Translational Research Network Program of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and the knowledge-based Medical Device Cluster in Miyagi Area (MEXT), all of which are unified by the Promotion of Medical Science Committee of Tohoku University (PROMOT). In cooperation with these initiatives, CRIETO will accomplish its missions as the core center of clinical research in Japan. Your kind understanding and cooperation for CRIETO will be greatly appreciated.
Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine